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  If a legislative committee signs off on a new regulation later this month, Kentuckians will soon be able to register to vote online.

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  Kentucky could use a few policy changes when it comes to ensuring a healthy democracy for its residents. That’s what the left-leaning Center for American Progress found in a recent report entitled, “The Health of State Democracies.”

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A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down Kentucky’s ban on campaigning within 300 feet of a polling place.

The ruling came just three weeks before this year’s primary election for statewide races.

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The Kentucky Attorney General’s office received a total of two hundred and twenty-six calls on their Election Fraud Hotline for the 2014 general election.  Only twelve of those calls, or a little over five percent, were from western counties.  According to the AG’s report, nine came from McCracken and one each came from Christian, Graves, and Todd counties. 

Kentucky Ranks Low in Voter Access, Study Says

Oct 29, 2014

Kentucky is among the most difficult states in which to vote, according to a new study measuring voter access across the country.

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Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law that allows some 17-year-old Illinoisans to vote in primary elections.

The measure says that if the teenager will be 18 by the general election, they can vote in the primary.

Giving Kentucky service members and their spouses the ability to cast absentee ballots electronically is the priority of the Kentucky State Senate heading into the 2013 legislative session, Senate President-elect Robert Stivers said on Monday.

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Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says the Election Fraud Hotline received 183 calls from nearly 60 counties on Election Day. Conway says most of the calls were questions concerning procedural issues and voting machines.

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Every four years a large group of voters get a chance to cast their first ballot for the U.S. President. These voters were m ost likely in high school the last time a president was elected. After a big turn-out of young voters helped push President Barack Obama to victory in the 2008 election, new voters have become a major focus for this year’s campaigns. So with both sides trying to turn young adults into their next party faithful, how does this next generation of voters decide which candidate is right for them?

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is reminding voters of some basic rights ahead of Tuesday's election. Madigan says voters have the right to vote if they are in line when the polls close at 7 p.m. If a voter makes a mistake or spoils a paper ballot and the voter hasn't cast the ballot, the voter has the right to a replacement ballot. Voters have the right to take unpaid time from work to vote - up to two successive hours - as long as they've applied with their employer before Election Day. However, the employer may choose the time of day.

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